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COMMENTARY: Has our humanity been furloughed, too?

"This shutdown is a political thing. Democrats, Republicans, Independents – anyone sitting in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate – this is your baby, this is your responsibility, this is your freaking job – and you’re not doing it."

House panel tacks on anti-gay amendments to defense bill

A House defense committee approved late Wednesday a series of anti-gay amendments as part of major Pentagon budget legislation aimed at disrupting the process for repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and at demonstrating support for the Defense of Marriage Act.